Tuesday, August 26, 2008

RUSTY

Yesterday my five year old Grandson had to go to the hospital for some tests which included an MRI and having to have a IV put in.

Since there was radiation involved his Mother was not allow to stay with him. (this is a special needs child and he is very attached to his Mother). The male nurse who was taking care of him explained everything and My Grandson was fine with it.

He did not flinch or make a sound when they placed the IV in. Then they placed him into the MRI machine and began to explain each step to him. They placed a wash cloth over his eyes and placed headphones on his head so he could listen to age appropriate music during his test. Next he was told to lay very still.

My Grandson did everything asked of him. He lay still and they were able to get really good pictures on the first try.

While they were getting him dressed the male nurse who had taken care of him slipped out of the room. You see he was on a mission of love. He went to the hospital gift shop and bought my Grandson a puppy dog hand puppet; that barks when you move it.

When he came back into the room he told my Grandson that he had found a puppy who need a home and asked if he would like it. My Grandson said yes. The man then gave him the puppet. My daughter said her son's eyes lit up like it was Christmas. He was so happy.

As my daughter was thanking the nurse for this incredibly kind gift he told her he was not married and did not have any children. That when a child came along who was so good with the test he wanted them to know how proud he was of them.

My son and the nurse named the dog Rusty. Rusty is a very special little puppy who is giving a very special little boy so much pleasure. And he was given to our Grandson by one of God's special people.

39 comments:

PEA said...

I so love hearing stories like this. It makes you realize that in this mixed up world of ours, there are still some caring and loving people out there!! xoxo

Denise said...

Girl friend, that is a wonderful story .....I will pray for your grandson........ that male nurse will have another star in his crown.......

Love ya!

Mary said...

What a beautiful gesture on the part of that nurse. I'm sure your grandson was so proud of himself and I'm sure you are too.

I call people who do this type of thing Earth Angels, for surely God has sent them to take care of us here on earth.

Blessings,
Mary

Kelli said...

What a touching and sweet story! It sounds like your grandson was very brave, too!
~Kelli

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Mary Isabella,
Thank you for visiting me and praying for us. That's cool that we both are daycare Grandmas. God was certainly with your Grandson. I think He used the male nurse :)
I'll pray for your Grandson :)
Sorry I missed out on the Sept. swap. Please sign me up for the Oct. Nov & Dec !!! Can I sign up now??Guess that I'm a little excited about it :)Please email me about the swap and I'll email you my address after I here from you. Thanks and Happy Wednesday :)
Warmly, Deb :)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a brave little thing he was. I am so glad there are still some good people left in the world.
Sending prayers his way.

Kim's Treasures said...

I'm so glad to hear your grandson had such a caring nurse! What a blessing!

Brenda said...

That is so sweet. You can tell when a nurse is God called.
We are so worried our little Keller will have to be put to sleep to have an MRI.He will be a month old when it is done next week. They are checking for Tethered cord( a form of Spina Bifida) we are just praying for his healing,but I know his mom will go nuts. I am going to have to be strong.I hope we have a good nurse like you guys did.
Thanks for the kind words..you are a true blessing.

Sharon Brumfield said...

It is great to see how God watches so tenderly for His little ones.
What a sweet sign of God's love.
Thanks for stopping by and I would like to let you know that the water is back down and I am seeing rocks again!
Thank you God!

Marie said...

Special nurses are so rare....especially for children. Thank goodness he was there for your grandson. Hope all is well with him...and I wish him a speedy recovery on his ordeal.

nikkicrumpet said...

What a wonderful story. It is so nice to see such kindness. What a remarkable man that nurse was. And what a brave boy your grandson is!!

see you there! said...

Your story was uplifting for me this morning. I've had a lifetime career in health care and so often we hear negative things. Most of us chose that career because we CARE about people.

Best wishes to your Grandson. He's braver than I am. The first time they put me in for an MRI they had to bring me right back out ... but then I did ok.

Darla

justabeachkat said...

What a sweet story! I know God places angels in our path and it sounds like this was one of them.

I hope your grandson is okay.

Hugs!
Kat

Sandi McBride said...

Nurses are special people who, like teachers, get little thanks. I wonder if he knows how many people are reading about him, and that his story is out in cyberland? Great post, hope the MRI comes out nice and positive!
hugs
Sandi

Saija said...

awwww, what a good little guy!

and isn't it amazing, when kids are explained what is going on - they do process it ... obviously that nurse knew how to explain MRI's properly ...

blessings on you ...

Cathy said...

How sweet, dear. I am glad he could be calm during the test, and I'm praying for a good report. What a sweet man to give him a gift and make your little grandson so happy.

countrygirl3031 said...

Oh Mary...what a wonderful man that nurse was. Definitely God's angel. I'll be praying for your grandson...and I'm sure he's enjoying his new puppy!

Hugz,
Michele

Donna said...

Wonderful Story!!!hughugs

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Gosh! Is he okay? Whats up?
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Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Oh, that is the sweetest story. Prayers for your little grandson.

Sand Flat Farm said...

There are truly good loving people in this world. THat nurse has a special calling for sure! So glad your little grandson hooked up with him. It was definitely a "God Thing". Blessings - Vickie

Lallee said...

What a kind gesture. That nurse chose the right profession for himself. Hugs to your grandson.

KarenHarveyCox said...

When I read your post, I cried. I cried because it is moments like that which remind us that when we are going through trials God is there. How lovely that your grandson could have such an angel to be with him during an otherwise anxious time. I hope everything is fine. Blessings, Karen

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What an amazing story! It warms the heart. I hope that everything turns out fine with your precious little grandson's tests.

The Burp Cloth Babe said...

What a precious story! It is amazing how God shows himself...even through strangers!

Marie Antionette said...

That was just the nicest story.I'm so glad your granson had a nurse that was kind and understanding of his needs.May god bless you and your family ,of course the nurse...Marie Antionette

bluemuf said...

Mary, what a caring and thoughful man. I will be praying for your grandson and will keep all of you in my thoughts

Hugs karen

aunties said...

What a precious story! Kudos to the wonderful nurse and to such a good little brave patient... the nurse is in the perfect profession of nuturing others. What a great example he was for all of us.
I pray your beautiful little grandson will be okay.
Love to him and your family,
Beth

Denise said...

How is that grandson? Just passing through and wanted to check in on you and that baby?

Have a blessed weekend......

Hugs

~~Deby said...

This is just so sweet...and to hear of people like that STILL out there making a difference...
Wonderful story and a blessing for your sweet grandson.
~Deby

vivian said...

hey mary, did you email partners yet?? I'm having a brain fart or something. I thought you had, and was thinking that i may have even emailed my partner! but I cant find an email with the info... eiy yie yie!!!
hugs
vivian

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh how wonderful....who said there aren't any nice people left in this world??

Raggedy Angel said...

Hi there!
In this world of mean and grumpy people....it is wonderful to hear there are some good ones left.Beth

Jackie said...

The story of your grandson's tests and the loving gesture of the nurse brought tears to my eyes. Angels do walk the earth and turn up where we least expect them.

God bless.

Charlotte said...

What a precious story. Reading things like this really makes my day. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the lovely comment.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Mary Isabella!
What a heart warming story! It's so wonderful to hear of such blessings that God's people bring to us. There is still good in the world.
Prayers to you and your grandson,
Hugs, Sherry

She'sSewPretty said...

What a wonderful story! We need more people like that nurse in this world!!
MRI's are scary even for us adults!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh This brought tears to my eyes! What a beutiful person the nurse is! What a heartwarming story. Your grandson sounds so special. lease hug him for me.

Amy

Susie Q said...

What a beautiful story. That nurse is a hero for sure...bless him.
Such a special gesture and such a caring heart.

Love,
Sue